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Best places to stay with tennis courts

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Posted by Lucy Symons at 03:51 on Wednesday 22 June 2016

Forest B&B tennis courts with Jayne photo: Paul MartinForest B&B tennis courts with Jayne photo: Paul MartinSummer is here!

In recognition the great British tradition of sitting in the drizzle and watching amazing tennis once a year at Wimbledon, we have put together a list of some wonderful places to stay where you can practice your forehand and pretend you are one of the Williams sisters. Or just sit on the sidelines and stuff your face with the local strawberries if that is more your speed.

>> See our full list of Greentraveller properties with Tennis courts

 Les Clauzades Vieilles, Lot Valley, France photo: Lucy SymonsLes Clauzades Vieilles, Lot Valley, France photo: Lucy Symons

For a self-catering slice of heaven, choose Les Clauzades Vieilles, Lot Valley, France, an exquisite family home (sleeping up to 16 in 8 bedrooms) in the middle of the Lot Valley complete with pool, housekeeper, chef-on-call and tennis court. Perfect for a luxurious family holiday where the active may not even be tempted to leave the walled compound to explore the beautiful Lot Valley.

Bosinver thatched cottage photo: BosinverBosinver thatched cottage photo: Bosinver

If you prefer to stay closer to home, why not combine beach combing with ball boying at Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall, England where you will find 20 individual, award winning detached cottages on a farm in a hidden valley near the sea: easy access to all of Cornwall. 30 acres of wild flower meadows, woods, lake & friendly animals. There is a pool as well as a tennis court and even a playbarn if rain stops play.

Kinlochlaich House Treehouse photo: Kinlochlaich HouseKinlochlaich House Treehouse photo: Kinlochlaich House

Further north, you can visit Andy Murray’s homeland and stay at Kinlochlaich House, W Highlands, Scotland, a historic country house set in its own beautiful gardens, close to the sea with views of the mountains. Stay in either an apartment in the historic house, the cottage adjacent or the unique octagonal eco treehouse when you’re not lobbing balls across the net.

 Webbington Hotel photo: WebbingtonWebbington Hotel photo: Webbington

Or pop to the AONB just near to Weston Super Mare and Bristol, and stay at Webbington Hotel & Country Club, in the Mendip Hills, a giant sized Best Western with 54 rooms converted from an Edwardian manor. Take advantage of the leisure Club facilities including a flood lit tennis court, pool, spa and on site restaurant and bar.

Forest B&B and cottages photo: Paul MartinForest B&B and cottages photo: Paul Martin

You can take to the hardtop at The Forest B&B and Cottages and relax after your match in a hot tub in Powys, Wales  A beautiful country house in a secluded rural setting, with 5 en-suite bedrooms in the 5 star B&B, with guest lounge and fine views; or stay in one of the 4 self catering cottages or the log cabin.

La Chenevière photo: La ChenevièreLa Chenevière photo: La Chenevière

If you fancy a bit of Gallic luxury, you could take a ferry over to Hotel La Chenevière in Normandy, France and stay in an exquisite château with a fascinating past. Twenty nine decadent ensuite bedrooms and twelve hectares of grounds to roam in your tennis whites – stroll the rose gardens, swim in the pool, sit in the walled vegetable garden and contemplate your game before taking to the court. Dinner is a local feast, and the honey at breakfast comes from the resident bees.

Love.

>> See our full list of Greentraveller properties with Tennis courts

Posted by Lucy Symons

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